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rainbow22
Can somebody teach me hybridization of simple compounds. Like for sp,sp2 and sp3. Like I know water is sp3 but I don't understand why. It's a bent shape, right? So shouldn't it be sp?
think about the electron pairs sticking off the oxygen. That's a total of two hydrogens and two electron clouds. That's the reason it's bent becuase the electron pairs(clouds ) push the other sides down. This gives a total of 4 distinct orbitals which is why it's sp3. One s plus 3 p's equal 4 hybrid sp3 orbitals.
I'm sorry, I did not understand that.. >.>
gimme a sec i haz pictures
try this video http://www.khanacademy.org/science/organic-chemistry/v/sp3-hybridized-orbitals-and-sigma-bonds
That's a great video. Watch it and let me know if you still need help. I'm working on finding the pics in my pdf book.
Is it possible to just write out the electron configurations and somehow get the hybridizations?
There is a simple formula to find hybridization hyb=No. of surrounding atoms+0.5[no. of valence electrons-1*MA-2DA-3*TA-Anionic charge+cationic charge] this is a universal formula to find hybridization of any simple formula...